by One.Cool.Customer on Feb 14, 2012 9:01 AM CST in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft
I'm guessing that nobody will be surprised to learn that cornerback is a position of need for the Cowboys this year. The Cowboys must address the cornerback situation this offseason and will likely do so both in free agency and the draft.
News reached us yesterday via the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora that free agent CB Stanford Routt will visit with the Cowboys this week, perhaps as early as today, after a trip to Kansas City yesterday. The Cowboys don't usually get active in free agency this early in the process, and may just be doing some due diligence here. But Routt's Oakland connection to Rob Ryan may be a significant factor, and at the very least the Cowboys are doing their homework and preparing for all possibilities.
On the draft front, SB Nation released its latest 2012 NFL mock draft yesterday and Ryan van Bibber predictably has the Cowboys taking a cornerback, Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick. Here's his rationale: